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I came across images of Stylist Aaron Hom and I wanted to share his work with you. You can see the original post here at Desire to Inspire or you can go directly to his website here. What grabbed me was all of the classic furniture pieces. I found myself looking at each picture and naming off the designer of each piece. So I challenge you to identify as many designers as possible. :-)Hint most of them come from the mid-century period.

{Images via Desire to Inspire}



From Me To You is another blog that I follow and view frequently. Jamie is a professional photographer who documents her commissions on her blog called “From Me To You“. Her work is gorgeous and extremely varied, one week she is photographing legendary fashion designers in New York and the next she is photographing in Abu Dhabi (more to come on this topic). Recently, she had the chance to photograph designer Kelly Wearstler malibu mansion for a fashion shoot and she has posted the gorgeous photos on her site. This is Mrs. Wearstler’s personal home and if you follow Mrs. Wearstler’s work you will see that it is certainly reflective of her style. Whether you appreciate her aesthetic or not you have to admit she goes all in and his consistent in her designs. Check out all of the beautiful photographs here and be sure to check out Jamie’s other work here.

{All Images via From Me To You}

This is one of the best retrospectives I have found on an iconic designer before. Pam Keuber at Retro Renovation has put together a fabulous tribute celebrating Eva Zeisel. Ms. Zeisel was an iconic ceramic designer during the mid-century period and she continued working until her recent passing at 105 years old. If you do not know who Ms. Zeisel is then here is your chance to learn all about her and her contributions to the design world. Please click here to view this wonderful tribute!

{Image via Eva Zeisel}

You know when you have that feeling that you have been meaning to do something and you just can’t remember what it is. Well that is how I feel about this post, I found the blog “A Schematic Life” by Michelle Morelan quite a while ago and for some reason I forgot to pass it along. Michelle is an interior designer and renderer by trade. Her renderings are very natural in style but still polished and detailed. On her blog she makes available three video tutorials where she discusses rendering techniques. I find her style refreshing because she uses SketchUp to her advantage by tracing a shell she has built and then she layers all the details on top by hand. What a time saver! I am all for combining techniques, anything to be more efficient is a good thing. I encourage you to check out her blog and the video tutorials here.

{All images via Michelle Morelan Website}

Check out these unique light fixtures designed by Lindsey Adelman.

{Images via Lindsey Adelman Site}

I recently discovered the Agave community in Austin, Texas. Which then led me to FAB Architecture, a husband and wife team that designs commercial and residential architecture and interiors. I found the work of Patrick Ousey, AIA and Pam Chandler to be very interesting and you can click here to view their site and learn more about them and their projects.

{Royce Image via FAB Architecture}

{Royce Interior Image via FAB Architecture Site}

{Hanna Exterior Image via FAB Architecture Site}

Love love love when I see communities that offer different home options than our standard suburban variety! Thus my new love for the Agave community in Austin, Texas. I originally found this community when Hooked on Houses featured Roger Hazard’s home located in Agave. Roger Hazard is well known as a home stager for the television show “Sell this House”. Well he is currently looking to sell his own home located in this Austin Neighborhood. To see a full tour of the interior of his home click here and here. So tell me, could you live in a modern neighborhood like this or is it too different for you?

{All Images via Agave Austin Website}